Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool’s £35 million summer signing from Brighton, suffered a blow to the knee during the Reds’ friendly against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. However, manager Jurgen Klopp has allayed concerns about the midfielder’s injury, saying that it was just a bruise and that Mac Allister could have continued playing.
The Argentine was substituted at half-time, unlike Joel Matip and Diogo Jota, who were also taken off but as part of Klopp’s plan to increase the minutes of his key starters. Physio Joe Lewis attended to Mac Allister at half-time after a clash of knees, raising fears of a serious injury given Liverpool’s lack of options in midfield.
But Klopp’s positive update after the game will come as a relief to Liverpool supporters, who have high hopes for Mac Allister following his impressive performances in pre-season. The midfielder has already shown that he can slot in comfortably with the team, with his display in the 4-0 win over Leicester being particularly influential.
Liverpool will now return to Merseyside to continue their preparations at the AXA Training Centre. Mac Allister will be given a chance to rest before the final friendly against Darmstadt on Monday. With the start of the Premier League season just around the corner, Klopp will be hoping that his key players, including Mac Allister, can stay fit and injury-free for the upcoming campaign.